Ararat gardening grows
Ararat Gardening Club has welcomed several new members following a successful recent first All Things Gardening community expo at Ararat’s Alexandra Hall.
Event organiser and Ararat Community Garden member Lesley Sladdin said the showcase flourished, with about 28 stallholders and hundreds of people attending.
“We have had quite a few members join in the past few weeks, but just from the expo with our gardening club information stall we added a few more,” she said.
“It was just a terrific day, especially for a first go.
“There was a lot of worry beforehand, but to see all these people wandering around and enjoying the weather and garden was great.
“A lot of the public are asking if we will do the event again and we have had lots of positive feedback, so I am hoping we will continue it.
“I think even if Ararat Gardening Club don’t do it, we know another group who will likely take the event up.”
The club said it would shift its meetings to the third Wednesday of each month at Ararat Senior Citizens Centre due to increased membership.